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Westwind Counselling house, a Kelowna, British Columbia residential treatment for recovery from eating disorder behaviors

Collaborative,
Personalized,
Supportive

Canada's First Private Residential Treatment for Eating Disorders

Over 25 years in operation

BEGIN YOUR RECOVERY TODAY

WHY CHOOSE WESTWIND

Residential Treatment for Eating Disorders

If you or someone you know is ready to address eating disorder behaviours and improve their quality of life, Westwind offers personalized support and guidance to help make positive changes.


As Canada’s first private eating disorder treatment centre, Westwind's team of counsellors and Registered Dietitians has helped individuals recover from eating disorders for over 25 years.

WESTWIND OFFERS THE FOLLOWING:

  • Individualized Treatment Approach

  • Mindful Eating Approach

  • Ease of Admission

  • Continuation of Treatment

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We specialize in treating eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, orthorexia, OSFED, disordered eating and concurrent disorders. Our clients value our unique, personalized, and evidence-based treatment approach.

Not everyone’s experience with disordered eating fits a diagnosis, and you don’t require a diagnosis to participate in our programs.  If your experiences with food preoccupation or a self critical body image are negatively impacting your quality of life, the support at Westwind is for you.

WHO WE ARE

Supporting Recovery For Eating Disorders For Over 25 Years

Westwind is committed to promoting mindful eating, body acceptance and emotional wellness to individuals around the world! We specialize in the treatment of eating disorders through our residential treatment centre, our R.I.S.E. online recovery programs, and our in-person counselling services.

Our programs are delivered by our dedicated team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise treating eating disorders. Led by Tresa Clemmensen and Valarie Bittner, who both bring 20+ years of experience in the field, our team includes therapists, Registered Dietitians, psychiatric nurses, and recovery coaches – all committed to providing compassionate care to individuals on their journey to recovery.

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Treatment addresses physical, psychological, and emotional healing, to address all aspects of the eating disorder and underlying mental health conditions. Our primary modes of therapy to treat eating disorders are Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in addition to graduated exposure and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Our aim is to help our clients gain healing and a sense of empowerment, so they can have the skills and confidence to maintain recovery changes outside of the centre.
 

Your full recovery is possible!

WHAT WE SPECIALIZE IN

Begin Your Recovery Journey Today

ANOREXIA

Reclaim your health and vitality. Our Kelowna-based program provides personalized treatment plans and staff-supported meal times to help you overcome anorexic behaviours, eat mindfully, and gain freedom with your food and peace with your body.

BULIMIA

Break free from the cycle. At Westwind, you’ll receive one-on-one counselling, nutritional guidance, and therapy to address the factors maintaining bulimia. Our goal is to help you achieve a mindful and intuitive relationship with eating and activity.

BINGE EATING DISORDER

Rediscover freedom. Our dedicated program empowers individuals struggling with binge eating to regain stability and find sustainable pathways to wellness in a supportive and homelike environment. Through individualized support, group therapy, and nutrition education, we’ll help you develop an empowering relationship with food and your body.

AVOIDANT RESTRICTIVE FOOD INTAKE

Unlock a world of nourishment and freedom. Our team understands the unique challenges of ARFID eating habits and will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. We focus on helping you expand your food choices and helping you develop a positive relationship with eating.

ORTHOREXIA

Embrace balance and flexibility. Our holistic approach addresses the complexities of orthorexia, helping you move beyond the perfectionism and anxiety related to eating. You'll learn to value yourself for more than your food choices and develop a more balanced, sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle.

DISORDERED EATING

Invite flexibility and freedom. Not everyone’s experience with disordered eating fits a diagnosis, and you don’t require a diagnosis to participate in our programs.  If your experiences with food preoccupation or a self critical body image are negatively impacting your quality of life, the support at Westwind is for you. 

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Full Recovery Is Possible

I have been 100% free of anorexia and bulimia for the past 8 years, and no doubt, will be free from them for the rest of my life.  I entered your centre as a self-loathing girl, sure of her ugliness and stupidity . . . the centre showed me that I had a whole life waiting for me, a life without self-hatred and self-destruction.  A life with promise and hope.

YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS RECOVERY BEGINS HERE

Full Recovery Is Possible!

RESIDENTIAL & ONLINE EATING DISORDER COUNSELLING

Our Kelowna eating disorder centre can be the beginning of your journey towards wellness and freedom from eating disorder behaviours. Through compassionate support and personalized treatment options, we'll guide you towards recovery, empowering you to embrace newfound freedom, confidence, and joy in everyday living.

Westwind House, the location of our residential treatment centres inpatient program with specialized treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, ARFID, and more.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTRE KELOWNA

Our residential treatment program for eating disorders in Kelowna, BC offers personalized care in a nurturing and homelike environment. The duration of our eating disorder program is client directed and tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals.  Westwind provides comprehensive support throughout your recovery process.

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R.I.S.E. ONLINE RECOVERY PROGRAMS

Westwind's R.I.S.E. online recovery programs offer you personalized support tailored to individuals anywhere in the world aged 17+. With options for daily meal support sessions and individual sessions with experienced therapists and Registered Dietitians, we’ll help you find freedom from disordered eating behaviours and reclaim your life.

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EATING DISORDER COUNSELLING SERVICES

Get personalized counselling and nutritional guidance from experienced therapists and Registered Dietitians – in person or online. Our compassionate team helps you address underlying mental health issues, eliminate harmful behaviours, and achieve a positive relationship with food and your body.

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